21 days in Romania & Budapest Itinerary

21 days in Romania & Budapest Itinerary

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21 days in Romania & Budapest Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 9 nights
Drive:  12​h
2
Baia Mare, Romania
— 4 nights
train:  9​h
3
Sighisoara, Romania
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Brasov, Romania
— 3 nights
5
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
End: Bucharest, Romania


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9
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes House of Terror Museum, Dohány Street Synagogue, Central Market Hall, and other attractions you added.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Budapest tour website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian National Museum ©
Hungarian National Museum
Faust Wine Cellar ©
Faust Wine Cellar

4
nights
Baia Mare, Romania

Baia Mare ©
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Nicholas Church in Budesti Josani, Sighet village museum, Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as Surdesti Wooden Church and Church of the Holy Archangels are in your itinerary. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Central Baia Mare Art Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Baia Mare road trip website .

You can drive from Budapest to Baia Mare in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Baia Mare is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Baia Mare are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sighetu Marmatiei, Church of the Holy Paraskeva, Merry Cemetery, St Nicholas Church in Budesti Josani, Surdesti Wooden Church
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Merry Cemetery ©
Merry Cemetery
Sighet village museum ©
Sighet village museum

2
nights
Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sighisoara vacation builder website .

Getting from Baia Mare to Sighisoara by car takes about 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 40°F. On the 13th (Sun), you're off toBrasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites
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Biserica Manastirii ©
Biserica Manastirii
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway ©
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway

3
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Black Church (Biserica Neagra) as well as Peles Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Brasov trip planner .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Peles Castle
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Carturesti Carusel has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Art of Romania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Carturesti Carusel.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Brasov to Bucharest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Shopping
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The National Museum of Art of Romania ©
Carturesti Carusel ©
Carturesti Carusel

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